What can Messi and Ronaldo teach you about photography

What can Messi and Ronaldo teach you about your photography business? I’m not going to lie… with the world cup on and my wife overseas with her family for 3 weeks I’ve been watching a little too much football. I figured I better do something mildly useful with all that wasted time and tenuously link […]

Read More

How to photograph ‘difficult’ children

On Saturday I photographed an extended family of 10. It included two rambunctious children and one very grumpy one. Nightmare huh? No – I love a challenge. It gives me a chance to show off one of my photography skills that’s not often talked about… …how to photograph difficult children. Every photographer needs to understand […]

Read More

How to make your wedding photography packages attractive

I’m at that stage again where it’s time to put my wedding prices up because I’m getting booked up at my current prices. When I was doing an engagement session last week they said that my packages were “good value for what they were getting”. This is despite the fact that my packages are well […]

Read More

How photographers can overcome fear procrastination and self doubt

Last week I had the lovely Andrew Hellmich (pictured with me) from Photobizx stay at our house while he was travelling through the UK (He lives near Sydney). I asked him the following question… “How do you get so much done? What’s your secret?” Andrew runs two popular photography podcasts and a thriving photography business […]

Read More

How photographers can get responses to email enquiries

One of the things that drives us all crazy is clients emailing us with an enquiry and the then never getting back to us. Normally they email or Facebook message with something like this… “Hi, love your photographs, how much do you charge?” Weirdly this is a common question even if you have prices on […]

Read More

Why aren’t I getting photography enquiries?

Usually I give you a bit of a pep talk. This week is different! This week I’m going to be a grumpy, depressing twat! I’m not sure why, we just booked our next holiday, so I’m actually in a good mood. I guess I just feel feisty. Oh, and I’ve made a lot of these […]

Read More

Should wedding photographers not be seen or heard?

My style of wedding photography is the opposite of most wedding photographers. Most photographers these days are documentary photographers who hide in the shadows and ‘capture moments’. Nothing wrong with that whatsoever. I do the same for large chunks of a wedding, too. However… I also like to interact with the guests. Make friends. Have […]

Read More

How to create a photography brand

What do the top photographers, pop stars, movie stars and footballers have in common? Think about it. Who’s your favourite band or singer? Perhaps rather embarrassingly, mine used to be Madonna 20 years ago. Why? Well, part of it was hormones I guess! But a big part of it was HER STORY. She didn’t just […]

Read More

How photographers can attract great clients

Why is it some photographers attract price shoppers and others don’t (as much)? Why is it some photographers only seem to attract clients who want a CD of all the images? Why is it some photographers attract a lot of grumpy clients, while others seem to be best buddies with all their clients? There’s a […]

Read More

How to find or become a second shooter

When I started my photography career and wanted to get into weddings I started being a second shooter for a more established, local wedding photographer. Everyone wins. The lead photographer benefited because he didn’t pay me and got my help throughout the day. He could also leave me with the groom in the morning while […]

Read More